This Week in Milford

December 26, 2016

Hey Mike, What Happened In Mark Trail?

Filed under: actual action, basketball — nedryerson @ 5:20 am


The Star says they’re tough guys? So Mike (Granger, I presume) reads this in the Star and asks the team if this really makes them tough guys. Does Binghamton read The Star and get scared because Milford is, by their own coach’s words “solid” and not a team to get “shoved around“. Ken Brown, a student of team psychology, says, if he heard the other team was tough and intimidating, he’d try to out-intimidate them first to establish dominance.

What a load of crap. Binghamton doesn’t read your dumb paper, Mike. Only you do. Milford has no reputation anywhere, least of all in Binghamton.

Panel 3 is going to try and refute my assertion. It’s happening just like Ken said, Mr. Smartypants!

Calm down. Occam’s Razor says that the elbow guy is just a Binghamton jerk elbowing Aagard out of jerkiness. Some kind of concerted effort to be more physical in high school basketball is probably not going to be straight up mauling. This strip makes my brain hurt.



  1. I think panel 1 is a dramatization of Ken’s thought rather than an actual event. Binghamton has to be quite the road trip– it’s one of the bigger schools in our Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) here on New York’s border with Pennsylvania. Nice to see Whigrub spell it right: most non-natives add a p to make it Binghampton, as if it were on Lizzie Grubman’s Long Island. The Mudlarks have been here before: a few years ago they played not just Binghamton but Seton Catholic Central and two or three other local teams.

    Comment by vaganova — December 26, 2016 @ 8:36 am

  2. Seen at the magazine racks of the Milford A & P in aisle 8 the following headline of the Milford Enquirer:
    “Mimi Thorp:’I swear, that was Elvis coming out of that UFO down by The Bucket!!!'”

    Sub headline:”Milford Police are conjecturing singer was in town to feed his Memphis Mafia contingent.”
    Other headlines: “O. J.: ‘Why Would I Kill That Bitch? I Played Football Too!!!!”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 26, 2016 @ 12:10 pm

  3. Tune in tomorrow when we find out whether Aaron is catastrophically injured by that flying elbow just below his mandible or merely knocked unconscious.

    Comment by timbuys — December 26, 2016 @ 1:48 pm

  4. That elbow reminds me of pulp ads from my childhood about “The Seventeen (or nine, or twenty six) Pressure Points.” Knowing them could enable any 98 lb weakling to subdue a much stronger assailant, and probably kick sand in his face too. But the drawing does show one nasty place to get elbowed. If it actually happens, it may not matter whether Aaron wants to eat or not– his yaw will be oken as surely as if Kenzie Hanley had been on the court.

    Comment by vaganova — December 26, 2016 @ 3:03 pm

  5. Is Aagard wearing the mid-2000s Buffalo Sabres logo on his head?

    Comment by billytheskink — December 26, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

  6. Judging by Aaron Aagard’s hand, I’m assuming the Binghamton player was actually just trying to wake him up, as he had fallen asleep mid-game and was dreaming about Marjie Ducey. (I’m 100% here for Marjie Ducey, sex symbol jokes, btw).

    Comment by drewfunk — December 27, 2016 @ 8:01 am

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